2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions which will immediately increase your landscape photography - or some outdoor pictures - to a whole new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Tip #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an indispensable addition to any quality photo and most top shots use them on virtually every shot!
With digital photography taking over the photo world, too many of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - strategy. We will fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one since there aren't any film development costs.
Too often, we don't. The photography skill set during the previous couple of years has been drastically reduced by this process and it is going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've nothing against Photoshop, but it should be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
If you merely need a color wash across the full image, Photoshop is very good at that!
But there are a couple of filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect afterwards. You could spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo attempting to seamlessly add them.
UV filters, polarizers and neutral density filters.
These filters are a MUST HAVE for any camera bag! The UV filter will help protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny things, and give us much better heavens. It's tough to envision shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.
The very best shots wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
If you are employing filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the problem of needing to remove it, but nevertheless, it won't unscrew. It is stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This can definitely give you enough grip to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to keep one in your camera bag so it's always useful, but here is an even better alternative - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it virtually impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There is less protection, should you maintain your wallet in a bag, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet from your purse surreptitiously.
Both of these simple suggestions - keep a rubber band easy in case you can not get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are just a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, take a look at the resources carton!